06:00-01

E-Power-Line

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-68
GRAPHIC=Powerline


Craig County is out, but now Bland and Tazewell Counties sit in the path of a high-voltage power line.
Joe Dashiell reports on yesterday's announcement from American Electric Power.
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SOT
IN Q=A-E-P selected
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Dan Carson/American Electric Power; :26
SUPER=@Joe2; :49
RUNS=1:02
OUT Q=JD News 7


((A-E-P selected its new preferred route and five alternatives with the help of experts from Virginia Tech and West Virginia University.
The company claims the latest plan has the least impact on people and the environment.
Opponents have questioned the need for a new 765-kilovolt line, but AEP hasn't built a new backbone here since 1973, and the company claims the region risks major outtages without the construction.
SOT
IN Q=It's becoming very critical

((DAN CARSON/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: IT'S BECOMING VERY CRITICAL. CONSTRUCTION OF THE LINE IS IMPERATIVE. IT'S CRUCIAL FOR OUR BEING ABLE TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE RELIABLE SERVICE IN THIS AREA. IT'S CRUCIAL TO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE HAVE IN THIS SOUTHWEST AND WESTERN VIRGINIA REGION.))
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=western va region.


The 132- mile route crosses the state line west of Bluefield. It moves south through Bland and Tazewell counties which weren't a part of the previous plan.
The proposal may face new opposition there, but A-E-P officials hope a new approach will help them complete a project that's already four years behind schedule.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

E-AEP-Reax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-63
GRAPHIC=Powerline


Some power line opponents still are NOT happy with the route.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./File Tape;


The Giles County group, "Citizens Organized to Protect the Environment", believes the new route will impact even more people than the original plan.
Cliff Shaffer (shay-fer) says his concerns over the power line haven't changed.
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13:45:09
SOT
IN Q=Our primary

((CLIFF SHAFFER/POWER LINE OPPONENT:OUR PRIMARY OBJECTION TO THIS POWERLINE IS NOT THE ROUTE, BUT WHETHER THE POWER LINE IS NEEDED OR NOT, OUR PRIMARY POSITION, IS THAT THIS POWER LINE IS NOT INTENDED TO SERVE THE PEOPLE OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA BUT INSTEAD TO ALLOW AEP TO SELL MORE ELECTRICITY, OUT OF STATE AND OUT OF THIS REGION. ))
SUPER=01-Cliff Shaffer/Power Line Opponent; :10
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=this region. (quick out!!)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Shaffer says his group is offering support to residents who will be affected by the new route.

hamas-leader


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=mideast peace


A move today by Israel to help the peace process.
Israel released the ailing spiritual leader of the Palestinian militant group, Hamas.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jerusalem;


Sheik Ahmed Yassin (shayk AHK'-mehd yah-SEEN') was set free after Jordan's King Hussein urged Israel to take positive steps toward mideast peace.
Yah-SEEN had been serving a life sentence for ordering attacks by Hamas guerrillas on Israeli targets.
Israel and the P-L-O resume peace talks next week.
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NICHOLS


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Nichols, Terry


Jury selection continues today in the trial of Oklahoma City bombing suspect Terry Nichols.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Meanwhile, an appeals court has denied Nichols' civil challenge to the death penalty in the bombing case.
Nichols' attorneys filed the lawsuit against Attorney General Janet Reno in 19-95, after she vowed hours after the bombing, to seek the death penalty for those convicted of the causing the blast.
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E-Girls-girls


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=khu
TAPE#97-67
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Erotic may be an accurate description of dance routines at a Roanoke strip club.
But an expert on dance testified in court that they're also designed to demonstrate the beauty of the human body and to portray a creative message.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Judith Hanna was hired by the defense... in the case of the City of Roanoke versus "Girls, Girls, Girls of Virginia"- the local strip club charged under local obscenity laws.
She's from Maryland, got her education in New York, but she's been to the Roanoke nightclub, and seen the videotape secretly recorded by vice squad officers last May.
Doctor Hanna says the performers are expressing their individual creativity.
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SOT 12:08:40
IN Q=Just like nudity

((JUDITH HANNA/ANTHROPOLOGIST: JUST LIKE NUDITY CAN CONVEY A WHOLE RANGE OF THINGS, TOUCH CAN CONVEY A WHOLE LOT OF THINGS. WHEN A DANCER TOUCHES HERSELF, IT MAY BE CALLING ATTENTION TO HER BODY, OR IT MAY BE COVERING PARTS OF THE BODY IN MODESTY SO IT COULD BE SEDUCTIVE.))
SUPER=01-Judith Hanna/Anthropologist
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=seductive.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The jury is due back this morning for instructions and closing arguments.

E-Hooters


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Hooters


Men will soon be the newest workers at Hooters restaurants.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


But they won't be wearing the traditional Hooters outfits.
It's all part of a settlement the company reached in Chicago.
The nearly four million dollar settlement of a sexual discrimination lawsuit allows Hooters to continue luring male customers with a mostly female staff.
The owners of the Roanoke Hooter's tell News7 "There will be no males waiting tables in Hooters."
But the company will have to create new jobs such as bartenders or hosts, that men can fill.
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One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-10
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;

Roll Cold out of Break

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SOT
IN Q=Welcome back
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon; :00
SUPER=13-Jeanne Wagoner/SML Home Tour Founder; :15
SUPER=12-Smith Mountain Lake; :37
RUNS=2:46
OUT Q=When news 7 Mornin returns


toss to stocks Stocks Comm

E-Grayson-Hearing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-59
GRAPHIC=Legal scales


Louis Ceparano and Emmett Cressell, Junior are set to have a preliminary hearing in Grayson County next week, but NO cameras will be allowed in the courtroom.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Grayson Co./File Tape;


Commonwealth's attorney, J-D Bolt, argued cameras would make it harder to seat an impartial jury.
The murder case has already drawn national attention for the racial allegations raised.
The two men are accused of burning and decapitating, Garnett "G-P" Johnson-- the only black man at a drinking party over the summer.
Ceparano's attorney, Jimmy Turk, says he'll probably ask that the trial be moved from Grayson County.
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SOT
IN Q=I think

((JIMMY TURK/CEPARANO'S ATTORNEY:I THINK YOU HAVE TO TAKE IN CONSIDERATION THE SIZE OF THE COMMUNITY, GRAYSON COUNTY BEING A RELATIVELY SMALL AREA, THERE NOT BEING TWO OR THREE NEWSPAPERS THAT EVERYONE READS, EVERYBODY READS, PRIMARILY ONE OR TWO NEWSPAPERS AND WATCHES ONE OR TWO TV STATIONS, SO, AND, AGAIN, YOU DON'T HAVE THAT MANY PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN THIS PARTICULAR COUNTY. ))
SUPER=01-Jimmy Turk/Ceparano's Attorney; :00
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=particular county.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.
An attorney for the Roanoke Times says the company has not decided whether it will appeal the judge's decision.

Farming-Campaign


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=farming


Virginia's candidates for governor campaigned for farm votes yesterday at the State Fair of Virginia.
Both Democrat Don Beyer and Republican Jim Gilmore embraced a ten-point initiative to promote agriculture and forest products.
The candidates appeared separately at a forum sponsored by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation and the Virginia Agribusiness Council.
The groups are pushing "The Ag Initiative," which calls for farm-friendly policies and a balance between environmental protection and landowner rights.

E-Young-Farmers


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-62
GRAPHIC=Farming


Halifax County doesn't need a campaign to bring attention to farming. As Tina Tenret reports, it's the home of a couple named, Virginia's "Young Farmers of the Year".
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SOT
IN Q=Tobacco is flourishing
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Don Reese/Young Farmer of the Year; :13
SUPER=@Tina1; :25
RUNS=1:11
OUT Q=News7, Halifax County))


((Tobacco is flourishing on Don and Sara Reese's farm...
but there's more.
Pumpkins, strawberries, even okra share the land here --
a special blend of crops in case the government eliminates tobacco.
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SOT 17:14:02
IN Q=We do have

((DON REESE/1997 YOUNG FARMER OF THE YEAR: WE DO HAVE SOMETHING THAT IF TOBACCO, IF THE PROGRAM IS ELIMINATED, WE CAN CONTINUE FARMING, AND LIVING ON THE FARM.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=living on the farm

take standup
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SOT 18:18:34
IN Q=Growing all these different

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: GROWING ALL THESE DIFFERENT TYPES OF CROPS IS WHAT'S KNOWN AS DIVERSIFICATION, A WAY OF COVERING YOUR BASES IN CASE A CROP GOES BUST.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=crop goes bust


Health advocates wonder why all farmers don't make the switch -- from tobacco to veggies.
But Don Reese admits he could not feed his family on vegetables alone.
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SOT 17:17:08
IN Q=You can't depend

((YOU CAN'T DEPEND ON VEGETABLES EVERY YEAR. THERE ARE A LOT MORE VARIABLES. AND PEOPLE ARE USED TO SELLING EVERY LEAF OF TOBACCO THEY GROW, AND YOU JUST CAN'T SELL EVERY CANTALOUPE YOU GROW.))
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=cantaloupe you grow


Another moneymaker is the family store --
full of flowers, fruits and vegetables.
Reese says tourists stopping here spend sixty dollars at a time.
And that's extra insurance to keep this Halifax family on the farm they love.
Tina Tenret, News7, Halifax County))

E-Learning-Channel


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-60
GRAPHIC=Education


An area school was profiled on a Learning Channel program focusing on high tech schools across the country.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.


Franklin County's school system was showcased in yesterday's program for it's use of the Internet via cable.
A high tech cable modem gives students instant access to information.
The new Center for Applied technology and career Exploration is a prime example of what the cable industry calls the school of the future.
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SOT 11:27:50
IN Q=We use

((ELAINE HAWKINS/INSTRUCTOR:WE USE IT EXTENSIVELY HERE BECAUSE OUR EMPHASIS IS ON CAREER EXPLORATION AS WELL AS USING TECHNOLOGY IN THOSE CAREERS))
SUPER=01-Elaine Hawkins/CATCE Instructor
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=those careers
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VO-NAT


Each classroom or "module" has an instructor and a professional from the corporate world to help gear the student interns towards a career track.
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Two-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;



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double boxes=SPA &KMC


Toss to Kimberly

MIDEAST-PEACE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=mideast peace


In a goodwill gesture, Israel today released the ailing spiritual leader of the Palestinian militant group, Hamas.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jerusalem;


Sheik Ahmed Yassin (shayk AHK'-mehd yah-SEEN') was set free after Jordan's King Hussein urged Israel to take positive steps toward mideast peace.
Yassin had been serving a life sentence for ordering attacks by Hamas guerrillas on Israeli targets.
Israel and the P-L-O resume peace talks next week.
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OK-BOMBING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Nichols, Terry


The search continues today in Denver for the jury members who will decide the fate of Oklahoma City bombing suspect Terry Nichols.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Meanwhile, an appeals court has denied Nichols' civil challenge to the death penalty in the Oklahoma City bombing case.
Nichols' attorneys filed the lawsuit against Attorney General Janet Reno in 19-95 after she vowed hours after the bombing, to seek the death penalty for those convicted of the causing the blast.
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Girls-girls


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#net (edit of 97-67)
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A jury should get the chance today to start making decisions on the boundaries of obscenity in Roanoke.
An anthropologist testified in support of nude dancing at the night club, known as "Girls, Girls, Girls".
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Judith Hanna believes nude dancing is art.
She wasn't allowed to say that, because that's for the jury to decide.
But she's seen the videotapes police recorded last May... and says some of the dancers at the club are better than others.
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SOT 11:45:00
IN Q=If they were

((JUDITH HANNA/ANTHROPOLOGIST: IF THEY WERE TO SEE "PASSION," THEY WOULD AGREE THAT IS AN ART FORM AND THAT SHE IS A VERY SKILLED DANCER.))
SUPER=01-Judith Hanna/Anthropologist
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=skilled dancer.
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VO-NAT


The defense wanted to show a tape of the Broadway play, "Oh Calcutta," pointing out that it involves naked men AND women on stage, a production that has been put on three times at the Roanoke Civic Center.
The judge refused to let the jury watch the tape of the stage play.
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5-Hooters


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#NET-C
GRAPHIC=HOOTERS


Hooters restaurants may soon have men working alongside the women.
The restaurant chain has reportedly settled a discrimination lawsuit filed by men who were denied employment.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/1996;


The Chicago Sun Times reports Hooters has agreed to pay more than three- and half million dollars to lawyers and the men in Illinois and Maryland who wanted jobs with Hooters.
SUPER=@file;


The agreement does provide that women will still make up the bulk of the serving staff.
However the chain will create two positions to be filled by men or women whose duties will include some chores now performed by women- including waiting tables and tending bar.
Men now hold less visible positions such as cooks.
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Perdue


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


A response to a fire call was just the beginning yesterday.
Sheriff Warren Manning say firemen found evidence that 29- year- old James Andrew Perdue set the fire in Carroll County.
When police tried to stop Perdue, he reportedly led them on a chase and rammed a police car.
He was arrested and is being held in Carroll County jail.

S-Ward-System


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tja
TAPE#97-61
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


One group is putting their support behind a new proposal for electing Roanoke City Council members.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Committee For Better Representation wants city voters to approve the November referendum which would create a ward system.
City council would then consist of five districts, with one Council member elected to represent each district, and the mayor and vice-mayor elected at large.
Currently all members represent the city at-large.
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SOT=12:36:53
IN Q=A district system

((BILL BESTPITCH/COMMITTEE FOR BETTER REPRESENTATION: A DISTRICT SYSTEM PUTS COUNCIL MEMBERS CLOSER TO THE PEOPLE THEY REPRESENT, GIVING YOU MORE DIRECT ACCESS TO YOUR REPRESENTATIVES ON CITY COUNCIL. DISTRICT MEMBERS WILL PROMOTE A GREATER FOCUS ON NEIGHBORHOOD ISSUES))
SUPER=01-Bill Bestpitch/Comm. For Better Rep.;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=neighborhood issues.
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VO-NAT


Opponents to the ward system believe it would pit city neighborhoods against each other.
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5-Learning-Channel


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#597-40
GRAPHIC=education


High tech schools are the focus of a Learning Channel series this week.
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VO-NAT


If you were watching the cable channel yesterday, you may have seen some familiar faces...Franklin County was selected for its Career Center.
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.


The Center For Applied Technology and Career Exploration is the only educational facility in the area with high speed computers for every student.
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SOT 11:27:25:01
IN Q=The cable system

((ELAINE HAWKINS/CATCE INSTRUCTOR:THE CABLE SYSTEM PROVIDES OUR INTERNET ACCESS WHICH MAKES IT A LOT FASTER THAN THE ACCESS PROVIDED BY A MODEM LIKE YOU HAVE AT HOME WHICH IS MUCH SLOWER. WHEN THEY CLICK IT'S INSTANTLY ON THE SCREEN. MICHELLE VINCENT/CATCE STUDENT:A LOT OF INTERNET STUFF AND USUALLY AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL WE NEVER DID ANYTHING LIKE THAT AND WE DO A LOT OF FORENSIC STUFF WITH THE LAW. WE DO FINGERPRINTING LABS, IT'S REALLY FUN))
SUPER=01-Elaine Hawkins/CATCE Instructor; :00
SUPER=01-Michelle Vincent/CATCE Student; 16
RUNS=:28
OUT Q=really fun
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VO-NAT


Half of Franklin County's eighth graders attend CAT-see (CAT-see).
Next semester the remainder of the class will attend the center.
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Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-10
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;

Roll Cold out of Break

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SOT
IN Q=Welcome back
SUPER=12-Smith Mountain Lake; :00
SUPER=13-Sue Lipscomb/Home Coordinator; :46
SUPER=13-Jimmy Hunt/Home Owner; 2:18
RUNS=2:43
OUT Q=We trust them thoroughly



Double boxes=SPA & MEL

Toss to Mel

5-Warner


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Mornin health check


In this morning's health check,
SS=Pfiesteria


Senator John Warner says the federal government will spend three million dollars on pfiesteria research.
The money will go to the Environmental Protection Agency, in next year's budget.
Warner says the funds will also be used to help fight the spread of the toxic microbe.
Pfiesteria is blamed for killing fish in the Chesapeake Bay, as well as North Carolina and Florida.
Scientists from coastal states are meeting at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta this week to discuss the problem.

Power-Line


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#net (edit of 97-66)
GRAPHIC=Powerline


Craig County will NOT be included in the route for a new high-voltage power line.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


A-E-P selected its new preferred route and five alternatives.
Opponents have questioned the need for a new 765 kilovolt line, but American Electric Power hasn't built a new backbone here since 19-73, and the company claims the region risks major outtages without the construction.
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SOT
IN Q=It's crucial

((DAN CARSON/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: IT'S CRUCIAL FOR OUR BEING ABLE TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE RELIABLE SERVICE IN THIS AREA. IT'S CRUCIAL TO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE HAVE IN THIS SOUTHWEST AND WESTERN VIRGINIA REGION.))
SUPER=01-Dan Carson/American Electric Power;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=western va region.
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VO-NAT


The 132- mile route crosses the state line west of Bluefield.
It moves south through Bland and Tazewell counties which were NOT a part of the previous plan.
The company claims the latest plan has the least impact on people and the environment.
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5-AEP-Reaction


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#597-38
GRAPHIC=Powerline


Opponents of the power line are still not claiming victory.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The Giles County group, "Citizens Organized to Protect the Environment", believes the new route is actually worse than the old one--
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./File Tape;


And that it appears to impact even MORE people.
Cliff Shaffer (SHAY-FER) says his argument is still the same-- that the power line is NOT needed.
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SOT
IN Q=Our primary

((CLIFF SHAFFER/POWER LINE OPPONENT: OUR PRIMARY POSITION, IS THAT THIS POWER LINE, IS NOT INTENDED TO SERVE THE PEOPLE OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA BUT INSTEAD TO ALLOW AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER TO SELL MORE ELECTRICITY, OUT OF STATE, AND OUT OF THIS REGION. ))
SUPER=01-Cliff Shaffer/Power Line Opponent; :09
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=of this region. (quick out!!)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Shaffer says his group has been in contact with Bland County concerning the powerline.

5-Grayson-Murder


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#597-36
GRAPHIC=legal scales.


Cameras will NOT be allowed in the courtroom for a preliminary hearing for the two men charged with burning and decapitating a man in Grayson County.
Judge Daniel Bird ruled in favor of Commonwealth's attorney, J-D Bolt-- he argued cameras could make it harder to seat an impartial jury.
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VO-NAT


The case against Louis Ceparano and Emmett Cressell, Junior has drawn publicity following racial allegations.
SUPER=03-Grayson Co./File Tape;


The two white men are accused of killing Garnett "G-P" Johnson-- the only black man at a drinking party over the summer.
Ceparano's attorney says even though cameras are banned, he will probably ask that the trial be moved from Grayson County,
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10:47:04
SOT
IN Q=I've been

((JIMMY TURK/CEPARANO'S ATTORNEY:I'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN 13 TO 15 CAPITAL MURDER CASES, AND IN EVERY SINGLE CASE, I GENERALLY FILE A MOTION TO HAVE THE VENUE CHANGED, AND EVERY ATTORNEY CITES, THAT PARTICULAR MOTION, THE PRETRIAL PUBLICITY THAT'S BEEN GENERATED UP TO THAT POINT AND TIME. ))
SUPER=01-Jimmy Turk/Ceparano's Attorney; :00
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=point and time.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


An attorney for the Roanoke Times says he hasn't decided whether the newspaper will appeal the judge's decision.

US-AIRWAYS


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=us Airways


U-S Airways will soon be able to go on a huge shopping spree for new jets, thanks to a new labor contract with its pilots.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

4:35:50
The Air Line Pilots Association announced a tentative agreement with the airline last night.
The pact would mean U-S Airways could go ahead with a 14 billion dollar deal to buy 400 new jets.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Without contract concessions from the union's 48 hundred pilots, the carrier says it could not afford the new jets.

tv-ratings


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=tv ratings


Today parents begin getting some additional warnings about how appropriate T-V programs are for their children.
Letters warning parents about violence, language and sexual content will be added to the current ratings system.
But one of the major networks isn't participating.
N-B-C executives have refused to go along, citing constitutional concerns.

E-Dominion-Business


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mfe
TAPE#97-65
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Roanoke training school known as Dominion Business School is now Dominion COLLEGE.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The school is now a full fledged college-- and has the right to issue degrees.
In addition to the name change, Dominion moved to a bigger building, has new Internet- ready computers, medical lab upgrades and even a mock doctor's office.
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SOT 06:15:08
IN Q=We feel as though

((KATHLEEN DUNCAN/DIRECTOR, DOMINION COLLEGE: WE FEEL AS THOUGH WITH A NEW LOCATION WE'RE CENTRALLY AS I SAID, THAT THE HIGH SCHOOL POPULATION MIGHT BE A POTENTIAL TARGET FOR US.))
SUPER=01-Kathleen Duncan/Dominion College;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q= target for us.
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VO-NAT


For now Dominion will offer just one degree, but the Director sees a bright future.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 06:25:40
IN Q=Long term,

((KATHLEEN DUNCAN: LONG TERM, IN THE NEXT YEAR, WE HOPE TO ADD MORE DEGREE PROGRAMS. CURRENTLY WE OFFER ASSOCIATE APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREES IN ACCOUNTING, AND WE'RE LOOKING TO EXPAND OUR DEGREED OFFERINGS.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=our degreed offerings.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=none


Duncan hopes the new changes will add to the school's current enrollment of 152.

Drug-Court


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=va seal


A Richmond judge has asked the General Assembly for more than 400 thousand dollars to fund a special "drug court."
The experimental court is designed to rehabilitate long- time addicts and keep them out of prison.
Circuit Judge Donald Lemons told the State Crime Commission that the effort has had some success, but money has almost run out.
The Richmond drug court pilot program began almost a year ago.
Another drug court is operating in Roanoke.
It focuses on first and second time offenders.

4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=mlb


In sports,
Florida won the first playoff game in team history.
And three straight homers helped the New York Yankees claim a victory Cleveland.
Meantime in Atlanta, the Braves defeated Houston with only two hits.
For yesterday's scores from the major league playoffs, let's check the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-j/Yankees/8//Cleveland/6//Yankees Lead Series 1-0/;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Atlanta/2//Houston/1//Braves Lead Series 1-0/j/Florida/2//San

Francisco/1//Marlins Lead Series 1-0/;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=....last score."

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